IN BETWEEN (BAR BAHAR)
IN BETWEEN ((BAR BAHAR) will screen at Iris Prize In Cardiff, 11th – 15th October 2017 https://www.irisprize.org/film/in-between-bar-bahar/?t=f&cat=26&prog=1&i=3855 For more info visit http://www.peccapics.com/ – IN BETWEEN (BAR BAHAR) follows the lives of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv.
“Remarkably assured, stirring and revelatory debut feature “
– New Internationalist (5 stars)
“By serendipity or prophetic insight or some combination of the two, it’s a perfect movie for the moment.”
– A.O. Scott, New York Times
“Hamoud’s clever, nuanced screenplay offers a critique of traditional, patriarchal Palestinian society, threatened by modernity, feminine power, and the court of public opinion.”
– Alissa Simon, Variety Magazine
“IN BETWEEN hails from Israel, and is one of the best recent films to come out of that country, or anywhere for that matter. It works as both a cri de coeur and the movie equivalent of a pageturner.”
– Kent Turner, Film Forward
Canadian theatrical run begins in Vancouver on February 9, 2018, at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street).
Opens in Toronto on February 16, 2018, at Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas (2190 Yonge Street).
NETPAC Award: Toronto International Film Festival 2016
Best Film: San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016
Best Debut Feature Film: Haifa International Film Festival 2016
FIRPRESCI Prize: Istanbul International FIlm Festival 2017
Best Film: Award of the Israeli Film Academy 2017
Best Director: Award of the Israeli Film Academy 2017
2016 Toronto International Film Festival
2016 San Sebastián International Film Festival
2016 Haifa International Film Festival
2016 Zagreb Film Festival
2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival
2017 Göteborg International Film Festival
2017 Miami Jewish Film Festival
2017 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2017 Glasgow Film Festival
2017 Kosmorama-Trondheim International Film Festival
2017 Cleveland International Film Festival
2017 Sarasota Film Festival
2017 Istanbul International Film Festival
2017 Chicago Palestinian Film Festival
2017 Berkshire International Film Festival
2017 Jeonju International Film Festival
2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
2017 Odessa International Film Festival
2017 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
2017 Montreal Israeli Film Festival
2017 Ottawa Israeli Film Festival
2017 Toronto Palestinean Film Festival
2017 Hamilton AGH World Film Festival
2017 Rainbow Visions Film Festival
2017 Vancouver Jewish Film Festival
2017 Inside Out Film Festival
IN BETWEEN is Arab-Israeli female director Maysaloun Hamoud’s feature debut, about three Palestinian women sharing an apartment in the heart of Tel Aviv who find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom. Lalia, a criminal lawyer, loves to burn off her workday stress in the underground club scene. Salma, a DJ and bartender, starts a budding relationship with a female medical intern. And their new roommate Nur is a younger, religious Muslim university student whose conservative fiancé is horrified by her secular friends.
CAST: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura (SAND STORM 2016), Mahmoud Shalaby
DIRECTOR: Maysaloun Hamoud (Women in Motion Young Talents Award, Cannes Film Festival 2017)
WRITER: Maysaloun Hamoud
Running Time: 102 minutes
Phone interviews with Director-Writer Maysaloun Hamoud available upon request.
Online Screener and Press Materials available upon request.
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